May 27, 2019
The QHTC tax incentive program cost the District $184 million in corporate franchise tax revenue between 2001 and 2015, including more than $100 million collected by companies that were already located in the District and paying taxes prior to being eligible for the program. This tax incentive is ineffective, and those funds could better serve DC children—which is why we testified in favor of eliminating the incentive last week. We strongly support investments that help implement the Birth to Three for all DC Act and expand school-based mental health supports.
May 27, 2019
Today, DC’s fiscal year 2020 budget passed—and we’re celebrating major victories! In the past four months, CLC’s policy team pored over more than 3,000 pages of budget documents and wrote 216 pages of testimony. That’s nearly the equivalent of reading the entire Harry Potter series—if the books were full of the economic data and budget plans that will impact DC children and families for years to come.
April 18, 2019
CLC Policy Attorney Aubrey Edwards-Luce spoke with WAMU about the decrease in the number of children in foster care in the DC region. She expressed concerns about some children potentially being kept in dangerous home situations.
April 11, 2019
CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow spoke with Morgan Baskin of the Washington City Paper about the disparity between the public persona of DC's child welfare system and the serious problems that have gone unchecked on their watch. “Rather than acknowledging [CFSA’s] problems, there’s, ‘Oh no, we’re doing great. Oh no, we’re headed in a great direction,’” Sandalow says. “But in the past couple of years, we’ve seen things get worse, not better.”
April 8, 2019
Children's Law Center Policy Attorney Aubrey Luce-Edwards spoke with WAMU recently about the alarming lack of placements for DC children in the foster care system.
WAMU: Want To Be A Housing Inspector? D.C. Considers Uber-Style Plan To Recruit Residents For The Job
April 1, 2019
CLC attorney Anne Cunningham spoke with WAMU about a new proposal from DCRA that would enlist D.C. residents to conduct housing inspections with an Uber-esque social media platform and rating system. Cunningham expressed concerns about the implementation of such a program, and posed pertinent questions about how it would be carried out.
March 12, 2019
The competition was fierce! Partners, associates, staff, clients and even vendors worked side-by-side, fighting for the coveted title: Champion for Children. Now, after a year of fundraising campaigns, delicious baking competitions and more, the results are in. Join us in celebrating Latham & Watkins LLP, Mayer Brown LLP, Fish & Richardson P.C. and Bates White Economic Consulting as our 2018 Champions for Children!
March 4, 2019
Through her investigative work on the policy team, CLC attorney Anne Cunningham uncovered the shocking fact that DC lost millions in federal grant money offered to the city to remediate lead. She chatted with the Post's Fenit Nirrapil about the scandal and what its impact is for DC families.
Washington City Paper: D.C. Chronically Failed to Spend Federal Funds to Remediate Lead Paint Hazards, HUD Says
February 21, 2019
This front page story by Morgan Baskin for Washington City Paper discusses a critical local story of negligence—one uncovered with the help of Children's Law Center's policy team.
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